Debt Will Reach Unsustainable Levels Over the Next Decade
Created on October 16, 2012
Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012
Historical Average (1959–2008): 36.6%
Publicly Held Debt as a Percentage of GDP
Sources: Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2013: Historical Tables, Table 7.1, February 2012, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed August 8, 2012), and Congressional Budget Office, An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022, Alternative Fiscal Scenario, August 22, 2012, http://cbo.gov/publication/43543 (accessed August 23, 2012).